Title: H. Roe Bartle at First Kansas City A's Game

Description: Kansas City mayor H. Roe Bartle is seated at the first Kansas City A's game held at Municipal Stadium. Missouri Governor James T. Blair is seated two rows behind Bartle next to the right of the patrolmen. Former Kansas City mayor William Kemp is third from Bartle's right.

Date: April 12, 1955

Item Type: Photograph, b/w, 8 x 10 in.

Collection: General Collection (P1), Bartle, H. Roe, Number 20

Notes: Kansas City shattered the A's old attendance record in their first year here with 1,393,054 fans. The only other American League team to sell that many tickets that year was the New York Yankees. The A's attendance record set that year lasted until 1982.

Accession #:2008-25.

Subject: Mayors; Baseball; Stadiums;

Local Subject: Bartle, H. Roe; Kemp, William E.; Blair, James T., Jr.; Municipal Stadium; Kansas City Athletics;

Digital Format: JPEG

Barcode: 10021109

Repository: Missouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri

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